Lisa Westhorpe: Occupational Therapist, Business Owner & Copywriter
You see it as your calling. Maybe your current job just doesn't light you up in the same way.
This was me. After the birth of my first daughter, I spent a lot of time thinking about how I could support new moms. As an occupational therapist, I felt constrained by working within the medical model, when I knew I could offer so much more.
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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Promoting Women's Health
Lisa is a masters-level qualified occupational therapist and mum of two who has a passion for supporting women during their transition to motherhood. Originally from the UK, she moved to California in 2014, where she lives with her husband and two young daughters.
She founded Nurture Occupational Therapy in 2019 after her (not always positive!) experiences in the postnatal period, to provide evidence-based support for the physical and mental health challenges new moms can face. She provides 1:1 Mom Mentoring sessions, and her innovative Growing Together maternal wellness mom & baby groups, where moms can connect and gain confidence in their new parenting role. Her maternal health services are available at www.nurtureot.com.
Lisa is passionate about supporting more occupational therapists to work in maternal health, and is currently training OTs to deliver groups through her online course, OTs In Maternal Health: How To Run Mom & Baby Groups As An OT. She also provides 1:1 mentoring for OTs in maternal health, including business start up coaching and support; her passion is supporting OTs who are moms themselves to get started in this area of practice, in a way that feels manageable and not overwhelming. Lisa is currently involved in advocacy to ensure occupational therapists are included in maternal health services, and is collaborating with Dr Carlin Reaume on www.OTsinMaternalHealth.com; a resource for therapists who are interested in supporting new and expectant moms.
Through her work in maternal health advocacy and health promotion, Lisa rediscovered her passion for writing. She specializes in writing content that helps her clients to connect to, and empower, their audience. Lisa's experience with copywriting, social media management and business coaching ensure she has the tools to both support and inspire her clients, and take the worry out of copywriting.